Charge Group

by Charge Group

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  • Deluxe Double Vinyl, Deluxe CD Wallet, Digital Album, Charge Group 'Sunken Man' T-shirt, PLUS your very own unique original signed 9" x 9" artwork by NYC artist Jack Warren. Only 50 of these collectibles exist and over half of them have already been sold, so be quick...

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    Stunning matte-finish double gatefold album with beautiful full-colour Jack Warren poster insert, mp3 download card, PLUS a bonus 45-rpm 12" version of the thumping club/kraut 'Run' remix by KIM (The Presets) on the 4th side. Enormous. Vinyl master cut at Dubplates, Berlin by LUPO - widely considered to be "the dude". Experience vinyl's maximum richness and warmth.

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    Beautiful matte-finish folded card package featuring stunning original art by New York painter Jack Warren. Enjoy the full high-fidelity compact discyness, as mastered by Sterling Sound's Greg Calbi!

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Framed by towering walls of sound, vast brooding landscapes and a mesmerising tapestry of bold genre-defiance, ‘Charge Group’ is a kaleidescopic opus of existential desperation, hopeful wide-eyed dreams and post-apocalyptic warning.

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released 16 March 2012

ADAM - bass | BLACK - voice, guitar | JASON - violin/voice | ROSIE - drums | MARIE FOX plays flutes on 'The Gold is Gone' and 'Dominoes' | WILLA ROBERTS sings on 'Dominoes'

Recorded and produced by BLACK BLACKMAN in a church in Newcastle | Mixing and additional recording by WAYNE CONNOLLY at Alberts, Sydney | Additional 'Dominoes' recording with BOBBY LURIE at Mavericks, NYC | Mastered by GREG CALBI at Sterling Sound, NYC | Vinyl master cut by LUPO at Dubplates, Berlin

Original paintings by JACK WARREN
Band photography by VICTORIA ZSCHOMMLER

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Track Name: The Gold is Gone
The gold is gone, darling
Reason is losing her throne, and this I know
The gold is gone, darling
The prophet has never been wrong, and this I know
I must believe in someone

We raised the chalice gracefully
And gave ourselves unto the street that weaves its way beneath the feet of the new king
I must believe in something

I nursed you back from skin and bone and made this deathly orchid grow
Now we're witnessing the fall of Rome from the living room
You wouldn't believe the view

You said this wall's gonna hold and the human race is OK
It was the beast of the sea that confessed to me
Yeah, you said this wall's gonna hold and the human race is OK
We took a stitch from the royal tapestry

Keep clipping your wings you won't fly away
Keep on clipping your wings until the gold is gone
The gold is gone
You'd best believe in someone
Track Name: Broken Sunlight
This game ain't playing out the way it used to be / I'll be the banker, you can sweep the floor / No prize for guessing we have reached capacity / In this rowboat ride through our tidy town / Hope that we survive / Broken sunlight / Nothing looks right with broken sunlight / Broken sunlight, eternal twilight / This grain ain't growing quite the way it used to be / You be the baker, I will own the store / You know I'm looking out for your security / When the air raid strikes on this tidy town / When we all start running don't forget to be polite / Broken sunlight / Nothing looks right with broken sunlight / Broken sunlight, eternal twilight / We'll be dancing all night, dancing till the police arrive / Ah, where's my community? / Broken sunlight, broken sunlight / Nothing looks right
Track Name: Volcano
Now I understand, with this show of hands, there are no lifeboats below to save you / Pass the hat around, faces facing down / We can't raise you or raise a sweet penny now / Now I've drawn the blinds on these turbulent times / We'll rest easy on our pillows of apathy / But I'll stand by the burning mountainside with an open mind and a bow tie / Miles and miles from land, now I understand the ghosts capsized your boat, made you a sunken man / This was not the plan, but now I understand the seams had split before the dream even began / But I'll stand by the burning mountainside with an open mind and a soaking bucket of pride
Track Name: Resistencia
Long must we wait, taking neither side / Lying awake
Track Name: Run
Castro, Gandhi, Plato, 19 / Headstone, meltdown, we know, heave-ho / I ran the opposite way / Run
Track Name: Dominoes
Soon you will see that underneath the scattered lights, the satellites and dreams / The world ain't what it seems / It's only rows of dominoes / This one century that man and beast mythologised with butterflies and pain / It got left in the rain / How could a million stars just rust away? Stand when you're strong enough, then summon the albatross over the snow / And be not afraid of the great city gate that defeats and releases your soul / But hey, you must believe / That underneath the undertow we never understood / Most people are good / And you know they would show if they could / Not line up in a row like dominoes / We arrive and then we go
Track Name: I Saw The Leaves Falling Back To Their Branches
Hunting for a safe trail, sleeping where we stand / Somehow we have gone and starved ourselves of sentinels again / But who says where the dream ends and day starts? We've nothing in common but this broken compass / I'll sleep where I stand / I saw the leaves falling back to their branches / All of the leaves falling back to their branches / Under the house, end of the street / The roots they run deep where the secrets stay / Under the house, end of the street / The roots they run deep where we once played / Hey, where we once played / And the leaves float away / They float away, hey
Track Name: Hearth of Your Home
Outrun the coming evening and piggyback the sun, before it's swallowed / Drag it gently, or kicking or screaming, into the hearth of your home